The Open Waters Festival begins this week, Justin Bieber (pictured) goes tats-less in his new video, and Tenille Arts wins for best Saskatchewan album. Also in the news are Indigenous Music, the Bovine Sex Club, Music PEI Awards, David Browning, and farewell to Gerry Marsden, MF DOOM, Claude Bolling, and Alto Reed.
What is the impact of Indigenous music in Canada?
Gordon Lightfoot (pictured) is working on a new album, the Toronto hip-hop scene gets a library exhibit, and submissions are now open for the SOCAN Song House. Also making the news are Metro Metro, Jerry Lee Lewis, Michael Jackson, Matt Andersen, Jim Cuddy, Twitch, Evil Ebenezer and JYAY, Indigenous musicians, Michael Wrycraft, Johnnie Lovesin, and farewell Tom Goodkind. Videos included for your enjoyment.
Leah and Pete from July Talk and Broken Social Scene collaborated with indigenous students from a Thunder Bay high school on a compelling track that merges a vivid soundscape and intense lyrics.
According to a spokesperson for Canada's public film and digital media producer and distributor, the release is due to “popular demand” after 200+ public screenings of the film, with audiences asking where they can find the music.
The self-assurance of Lyor Cohen, Pride spotlights queer artists like Witch Prophet (pictured), and a memorable dinner with Drake. Also in the headlines are Reeperbahn fest, YouTube, Tim Trombley, XXXTentacion, Indigenous artists, Scottish pop, Coeur de pirate, Eve Hewson, The Cameron House, and Carly Rae Jepsen.
The seventh annual edition of this important world music summit is set to run Nov. 14-17. Indigenous artists are prominent on the just-announced schedule.
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Amongst the topics making headlines today are folk music, festival meltdowns, Elvis Presley, stars losing their voices, Liam Gallagher, Coldplay's Montreal concert, the Big Valley Jamboree, and a new play inspired by Hank Snow.